Holiday Cheer Leaders

It's '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q at the Whistle Stop on Saturday

Friday, Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars, Chinese Rocks and DJ Mike Delgado take over the Casbah for Gary Shuffler’s birthday; Where’s the Band? with Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Casey Crescenzo (the Dear Hunter), Matt Pryor (the Get Up Kids) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit) hits the House of Blues; The Downs Family, Tiny Frank and Masteria are at the Ken Club; Eukaryst headline at Brick By Brick; the Loons and Schitzophonics are at the Til-Two; and Willie Watson plays at Soda Bar. Get your dancing fix with F---ing In the Bushes, featuring DJs Rob Moran and Daniel Sant at the Whistle Stop; 12th Planet at Bassmnt; Naughty Elf Invasion at the Kava Lounge; and Lee K at Bang Bang.

Saturday, Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Sleepwalkers and the Jive Bombers are at the Casbah; Erik Canzona & the Narrows, Gloomsday and Second Cousins take over the Hideout; Subtropics, Shady Francos and the Cardielees are at the Tower Bar; and the Chop Tops, Hard Fall Hearts, Embalmers and the Blackjackits hit Soda Bar. Dance options include Donald Glaude at Bassmnt; Seria Star at the Kava Lounge; '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q at the Whistle Stop; Neon Beat -- the best and worst of the '80s -- at Bar Pink; and Therapy at the Bancroft.

Sunday, Soundrange presents a holiday matinee at the Casbah with Subsurfer, Neighbors to the North, Shake Before Us, DJs Ladypills, Bettie Blue and Robert Been. Later that night, the Downs Family, Saint Shameless and Martin and the Big Nativity Scene take over the Casbah for the Dublin Mob Choppers Christmas Party; and Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Interrupters and Oceanside Sound System are at House of Blues.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.

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